Now that you have successfully navigated the buying process, it’s time to organise the move! As with the home purchase process, the secret to ensuring your move goes smoothly is to have things organised well in advance. Effective planning will mean that the move itself goes well and also that the first few weeks in your new home aren’t spent trying to find misplaced belongings! The countdown should really begin as early as two months before your move date and at least as soon as you’ve signed missives.
Basically you have two choices. You can either move yourself, or use a specialist removals company. If you are moving yourself, you need to ensure you have a van of the necessary size booked, and the manpower to lift all your belongings. If you are using a removals firm, make sure you take the time to pick the best one for you. Ask about and seek recommendations from friends, family and work colleagues for a reputable removal company. Then get at least three written quotes for removal costs. Before contacting removal companies to get a quote for your move, you need to work out exactly what you want them to do. Make a quick checklist so that when you call up for a quote, you can be precise about your requirements.